Ukraine’s target to reduce emissions by -20% relative to 1990 is rated as Inadequate, since their commitments by 2020 are above business-as-usual projections. In addition, LULUCF accounting provides a small credit [1%] both during the KP period and for 2020.
Ukraine's Kyoto target is 0% below 1990 by, and their single commitment by 2020 is -20% relative to 1990 emissions and for 2050 is -50% relative to 1990. Ukraine’s -20% by 2020 is a conditional pledge based on agreed range of emission reductions for Annex I Parties, Ukraine’s status as an economy in transition, the flexible mechanisms, 1990 as base year and to be allowed to continue to carry over surplus AAUs (Article 3.13).
Date of pledge
Ukraine (2009). Contribution of Annex I Parties, individually or jointly, to the scale of emission reductions to be achieved by Annex I Parties in aggregate, Submissions by Parties, FCCC/KP/AWG/2009/MISC1/
Ukraine's pledge to the Copenhagen Accord
Targets for 2020 were calculated from the most recent national inventory submissions (2012).
We calculated Ukraine's LULUCF accounting quantities for the first commitment period (2008-2012) for afforestation, reforestation and deforestation using the current Kyoto rules. The Ukraine has submitted information on their forest reference level which is equal to their 1990 forest management emissions and removals.